Clanton leads UCF past Louisiana-Lafayette 79-58
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)—Keith Clanton scored 28 points and Central Florida defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 79-58 on Wednesday night to remain one of the nation’s 14 undefeated teams.
Dwight McCombs added 13 points and nine rebounds as the Knights improved to 9-0, continuing their best start since moving to Division I in 1984.
UCF led 45-37 midway through the second half before blowing the game open on a 13-0 run.
Clanton had a driving layup and consecutive 3-pointers, while fellow sophomore Marcus Jordan also hit a 3 during the spurt.
Jordan, son of NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan, scored seven points. It marked the first time this season he failed to reach double digits.
Louisiana-Lafayette (1-8), which played without two starters, was led by Scottie Farrington with 12 points and David Perez with 11.